Hayden resident Robert "Bobby" Eugene Bertram passed away April 16, 2003, while on vacation in Mexico with family members. He was 60.
Bob was born Jan. 3, 1943, to Tom and Blanche Bertram in Mount Harris, Colo.
Bob attended school in Hayden and served in the Marines during the Vietnam War.
He worked as an underground coal miner at Empire Energy in Craig for 19 years. He was most recently employed by Holiday Inn in Steamboat Springs.
He married Rena Ciani on Dec. 29, 1971. The couple had two sons.
Bob was a talented carpenter and it was apparent in the home he and Rena built together.
He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed his pets.
Bobby touched many lives; he was a loving husband and father and a caring son, brother and uncle.
His family and friends knew they could always depend on him for a helping hand, a quick smile and witty remarks to brighten their day.
He gave unselfishly and asked for little in return.
All who knew and loved him will miss him.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jimmy, and two sisters, Phyllis and Bonnie.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Brian of Hayden, Kevin of Denver, Bob, Jr. and Jeffrey; a daughter, Brenda Ford; three sisters, Mary Ann McGilton of Craig, Linda Bertram of Lafayette and Nancy Pogline of Hayden; two brothers, Billy and Tim of Hayden and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held April 26, 2003, at Mission of Grace Baptist Church in Hayden.
Former Hayden resident Iva Gollan passed away April 27, 2003, in Grand Junction. She was 75.
Iva was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Mason City, Iowa, to Earl and Lottie Mae Farlow. She was raised in Iowa, Washington and New Mexico.
She graduated high school in Winterset, Iowa.
Iva married Robert Gollan on July 10, 1948, in Deming, N.M. Iva was a homemaker, and the couple lived in Deming, N.M., Denver, Colo., Bailey, Colo., Port Orchard, Wash., California and Hayden before moving to Grand Junction in 1992.
Iva loved to create with fabrics. She made over 50 quilts, dozens of hand-sewn dolls and other home decorating items. She also loved to cook and took great pleasure in helping neighbors and friends.
Iva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and two sons, Richard David and Michael Anthony.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lynn Seed of Craig and Rhonda Jean Cox of Grand Junction; three sisters, Mary Phillips of Winterset, Iowa, Pauline Brooks of Onekama, Mich., and Ruth Condon of San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother, Carl Farlow of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday in the Grand Manor Apartments' community room.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Grand Valley, 2754 Compass Dr., Grand Junction, 81506.